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Happy New Year and with a new year comes our latest episode of What’s Up! London. This episode is one of all the hippest hipsters and coolest cats, focusing on the area of Shoreditch in East London. There are shops, cafes, bars and restaurants in this jam packed episode.





Brick Lane Beigal Bake

Great for: Getting the best and most delicious freshly baked bagels in all of East London. They produce so many bagels in one day that they sell them for as little as 25p each or around £1.50 when filled with delicious deli meats.

Why go:  Brick Lane Beigal Bake is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, making it one of the best and most popular bagels shops for everyone from every walk of life to head in and indulge themselves.

Where: Brick Lane, Shoreditch

When: 24/7 – 365 days a year except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Tube Station: Shoreditch High Street


Rough Trade East

Great for: Getting the best in old classics and modern music on vintage vinyls. They have a large selection of vinyls ranging across every genre you can think of

Why go: Rough Trade East is more than just a music shop! Head there with your friends and take advantage of the shops seating areas, where you can sit and discuss all your music interests.

Where: Brick Lane, Shoreditch

When: Open Monday – Thursday 8.00am – 9.00pm, Friday 8.00am – 8.00pm, Saturday 10.00am – 8.00pm and Sunday 11.00am – 7.00pm

Tube Station: Shoreditch High Street


Old Spitalfields Market

Great for: Getting the best vintage fashion, the funkiest looking antiques and the most sought after jewellery all at bargain prices that would be hard to find in the rest of London.

Why go: Old Spitalfields Market is one of the biggest markets in London and has so much to offer. You can get some of the best hipster fashions and vintage looking clothing.

When: MON TO WED: 10AM — 5PM (General Market Stalls), THURS: 9AM — 5PM (Antiques & Vintage Market), FRI: 10AM — 4PM (Fashion & Art Market), SAT: 11AM — 5PM (Themed Market Day) and SUN: 9AM — 5PM (General Market Stalls)

Where: 16 Horner Street, Shoreditch

Tube Station: Liverpool Street


Poppies Fish and Chips

Great for: Traditional English fish and chips, cooked in the most delicious batter and chips that were hand crafted by angels.

Why go: Said to be one of the best fish and chip shops in all of London, which could be argued against, but you would need to head down and try it out yourself to get the evidence against it.

Where: 6-8 Hanbury Street, Shoreditch

When: Open Monday – Thursday: 11.00am to 11.00pm, Friday – Saturday: 11.00am to 11.30pm and Sunday: 11.00am to 10.30pm

Tube Station: Shoreditch High Street


The Old Station Cafe

Great for: Exchanging cash for Bitcoins

Why go: The Old Station Café at Shoreditch is the first café in London where you can exchange your cash for Bitcoins and vice versa, as well as a great place to chill and have a coffee or tea.

Where: 1 Kingsland Road

When: MON – TUES 8AM – 11PM, WED – FRI 8AM – 1AM, SAT 10AM – 1AM and SUN 10AM – 11PM

Tube Station: Shoreditch High-street


Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen

Great for: Getting the best burrito in all of London.

Why go: They are just a traditional burrito house, they serve a variety of South American foods and also your will get the best cocktails, ciders and beers around.

Where: 2-4 Hoxton Square

When: Open Mon 12:00-00:30, Tue-Thu 12:00-01:00, Fri-Sat 12:00-02:00 and Sun 12:00-00:30

Tube Station:  Shoreditch High Street


The Macbeth

Great for: Having great live music all year round

Why go: Not just having some of the world’s top acts playing at points in their careers, including Franz Ferdinand, Paloma Faith and Plan B,  it use to also be the local watering hole of Charles Dickens. It is one of the best places in all of London to come and see some local acts before they make it rich.

Where: 70 Hoxton Street

When: SUN – WED: 5PM-1AM and THURS – SAT: 5PM – 2AM


Tube Station: Shoreditch High Street


Well & Bucket

Great for: Real ales from all over the world and some wonderfully prepare sliders for you to sink your teeth into.

Why go: Hidden away in its basement is its very own amazing cocktail bar, offering up some of the best cocktails including ones for those who like to feel a bit classy with their drink.

Where: 143 Bethnal Green Road

When: Mon – Thu: 12:00 – 00:00, Fri – Sat: 12:00 – 00:30 and Sun: 12:00 – 23:00​​​​​​ 

Tube Station: Shoreditch High Street


Old Blue Last

Great for: Its great atmosphere and reasonably priced drinks.

Why go: The Old Blue Last is said to be the Mecca of Shoreditch’s twenty-something’s and the best place to catch musicians before they make it big. After a major refurbishment in 2010, this great little East End Boozer, is now best known for its free gigs live gigs in its upstairs bar, including the odd secret gig by some of the world biggest artists. Make sure you pop in before 6:30 when drinks are only £3 every day.

Where: 38 Great Eastern Street


Tube Station: Shoreditch High Street

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